I have known Oscar Brock since I was one of the first females to join the Jaycees. Chattanooga is very lucky to have him as a concerned citizen. When I first joined the Jaycees, I wanted to do more for the community. Oscar has taken that desire and surpassed anything I could ever imagine. He continues to strive for the underdog and do what is right. He is always willing to roll up his sleeves and get to the work at hand. No one can accuse Oscar of being “out of touch” or “one of the privileged few”. If you need help, he is there, regardless of race, religion, etc. He treats everybody as equals and with respect; something which is hard to find in today’s world.
When I was the Community Development Vice President and ultimately the first Female president of the Jaycees, Oscar and I spent many hours on projects trying to make life better for others. I got to see firsthand the type of person that he is. His comes from good stock, no doubt, but Oscar has earned his own space on this earth and we are better for it. Orange Grove, Christmas Toys for Children, Back to School for Chambliss Children’s Home, March of Dimes Fundraisers, Christmas Shopping for the Needy, “Stand Up for the Stadium” Campaign (now ATT Field), Orange Grove Recycling (now John Germ Building), Hurricane Hugo Relief, Blood Assurance Drives… these are just a few of many things that Oscar helped with.
While speaking with Oscar recently, I reminded him of one Christmas collection/food drive when we were sorting, wrapping, and making sure that so many families would have a Christmas. We were both exhausted from lack of sleep and filling yet another basket. We had worked 2 days solid. We had gotten a donation of a beautiful bike. Around midnight, the last night of the drive, a father knocked on the door, we were downtown and that was scary back then. We let him in with his 4 kids. He didn’t want anything for himself. He had been laid off. “Just something for my kids.” At that moment, we remembered the bike that we had forgotten. I tell you this story because, once again, Oscar will not accept credit but I was there. He does things for the right reasons and not the glory.
If I lived in his school district, I would most definitely vote for him. He cares. We need someone who has good business sense, but more importantly a good heart and understanding for our children and their future.
I hope that you will consider voting for Oscar Brock in the upcoming District 6 school board election. He is definitely the right person for the job.
Angie Williams, Past Jaycee President, 1989-1990